What Can I Do with My Management Major?
Management is the allocation of a company’s most valuable resource: its people. In today’s service based economy, managing people is becoming one of the most important aspects of any company. As turnover and employee productivity ultimately affect every company’s bottom line, good management is a fundamental investment with serious returns.
A major in management at the McDonough School of Business will allow graduates to identify inefficiencies and contradictions within a given company’s environment. The management major focuses on helping students specialize their knowledge in higher levels of supervision and administration. Furthermore, a management major will be able to resolve these conflicts as smoothly as possible, not affecting the company’s core competencies but instead delicately refining concerns within a company’s culture.
The study of business management allows for the development of a core set of skills sought after by employers in a wide range of occupational settings. A sampling of representative skills and abilities follows.
- Understand dynamic personal situations
- Understand the implication of one’s actions
- Analysis and resolution of conflict
- Ability to understand integrative and distributive negotiation situations
- Conflict resolution
- Effective, yet considerate communication of complex ideas
- Show effective leadership through defense of own ideas as well as empathy for others
- Accept different ideas and points of view and integrate them into a larger message
- Spreadsheet analysis
- Internet research resources (e.g., Lexis-Nexus)
- Database management
- Utilization of human resources software
- Integrating information systems into existing business practices
Sample Internship Opportunities
- Consumer products corporation (e.g., Clorox, Proctor and Gamble)
- Management consulting firm (e.g., Deloitte Consulting, Accenture)
- Nonprofit organization (e.g., Public Interest Research Group, The Eurasia Foundation)
- Sports management (e.g., NFL Players Association, Verizon Center, various teams)
- Tourism and hospitality (e.g., Hilton, Marriott, Disney)
Where are Georgetown Management Majors Now?
- Human resources manager
- Employee relations specialist
- Product or project manager
- Management consultant
- Re-organization and design consultant
- Performance assessment specialist
- Human capital management
- Associate government administrator
- Nonprofit manager
Relevant Websites and Publications
- American Management Association
- Business Professionals of America
- International Association for Human Resource Information Management
- Society for Human Resource Management
For information about career options, internship and full-time opportunities, contact the Cawley Career Education Center at One Leavey Center, (202) 687-3493.